Qatar Weekly News Review Thur 17th March

Qatar Weekly News Review Thur 17th March

Here’s a recap of this week’s top news stories in Qatar, brought to you by Marhaba, the ultimate guide to Qatar.

Starting with last Friday when the validity of booster dose immunity or COVID recovery was extended to 12 months according to the Ministry of Public Health.

On Saturday US officially designated Qatar as a major non NATO ally.

And buffet service is to resume in restaurants. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced the resumption of open buffet services for licenced restaurants.

On Sunday The Ministry of Commerce and Industry shut 51 shops including kitchens, food and consumer stores, and cafes for increasing prices. The shops were closed for a period ranging from one week to one month after it was found that they had increased their prices on delivery platforms compared to the prices recorded within their store.

Monday and five new schools to open in the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

And then on Tuesday the Private Schools Licencing Department of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education revealed that there are over 62,000 vacant seats in private schools and kindergartens.

Yesterday there was an announcement that health apps of GCC and EU countries are now valid for travel to Qatar.

And in this morning’s newspapers, 24 recruitment offices have been shut for violating rules. The Ministry of Labour has announced the closure of 24 offices for the recruitment of workers from abroad due to non-compliance with the terms of contracts with employers and violating the ministries decisions regulating recruitment offices.

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